Kiribati 2002

Yearbook 2002

Kiribati. According to Countryaah website, national day of Kiribati is every July 12. The parliamentary elections were a defeat for the Maneaban Te Mauri ruling party. To win a mandate requires at least half of the votes in a constituency. Only 13 of the 40 members could be elected in the first round of voting on November 29. Among them was opposition leader Harry Tong, one of President Teburoro Tito’s main opponents.

Kiribati Border Countries Map

Tito was re-elected at the second round of elections on December 6, when the rest of the seats were distributed. However, seven of his ministers lost their mandate. After the New Year, the new parliament would nominate candidates for the presidential election scheduled for January 30, 2003.

The choice was marked by a debate on China’s robotic weapons tracking facility located in the country. The Titor government has granted the facility permission, which the opposition has criticized. The opposition also accused the Chinese embassy of funding Tito’s election campaign.


Always humid tropical climate. The annual average temperature is 29 ° C all year round. The annual rainfall is around 2500 mm, with most of the rain falling in the period from November to April. There is a risk of tropical cyclones.